We kept her home Sunday morning since walking was still uncomfortable. But were thankful to have some good friends come over for lunch to give her a little get well treat. About an hour before our friends arrived, Bell told me her head was hurting and asked if she could get in my bed. Within minutes she was out with a fever and sore throat. She slept through lunch and an afternoon of friends. Matt and I determined after 24 hours of fever this meant a 3rd trip to the Dr's today. We did not really see any concern from the burn but needed to make sure. After a few tests showing neg, they felt it was simply a virus. My thoughts, we probably picked it up the night we brought her in for the burn-this poor little girl!
It was Matt's day off today, so while the older kids worked on their studies, Matt and I worked on building a clothesline for the backyard. Noah had a good time helping Matt and I was able to keep an eye on Bell who was resting in bed. But she had a few hours of feeling a bit better and I was able to read some stories to her out under the apple tree where the shade kept it cool and the fresh air was good for her. That was a moment in the midst of unplanned events, struggle, and icky bugs, that brought joy to both Bell, Noah and I and Matt even, who was working a few feet away also listening to the stories. A moment to be thankful for. I was thankful for a day where we could be outside in creation, working, but also caring for those who needing caring for. We were even able to "grill" for lunch and eat outside while Bell napped under the tree.